If you have a daughter in elementary school, you've probably been asked for those fancy sneakers with the rhinestones on the toes. We can't get through a morning cartoon without a commercial for them. My seven year old has been begging, but who wants to spend $40 on a pair of shoes for a kid who's growing like a weed, and splashes through mud puddles whenever she gets a chance?
But these plain ones from Wal-Mart, which are less than $5, are just not going to cut it. Fabulously Artsy mom to the rescue! Able to transform a plain pair of tennis shoes into one-of-a-kind masterpieces!
Thanks to an overflowing craft room full of paints, sparkles and glues, my daughter has some pretty sweet shoes. DIY is always better. Bling it on.
Aleene's Jewel-it Glue
Rhinestones (unknown source)
Black Sharpie Marker
Acrylic Paints: Lumiere by Jacquard, Folk Art, Zim Prints
Textile Medium: Folk Art (mix with the acrylic paint)
Glitter: Close to My Heart, Martha Stewart